1. consider what an agency does as their 'bread & butter' management focus;

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 3 months ago)

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1.

consider what an agency does as their 'bread & butter' management focus;


2. consider how these activities propagate to other ecological goods or services, e.g.,


water withdrawals for irrigation
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> recreational water uses (fishing, kayaking)


risk
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reduction prescribed fires
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> water yield, sedimentation; wildlife habitat, …


3. estimate local im
pacts in local terms, e.g.,



change in access days (seasonality
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weighted however) for recreation;


change in water yield, turbidity; gain or loss of sp
ecies, increase in weeds, …


-
>

use these in local decision
-
making (inviting other inputs as suggested by the above).



4. abstract these impacts more generically;


change in access metrics (visitor
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days, however weighted);


change in frequency of exce
e
de
nces of standards (local rules on water yield, turbidity,

etc)


% change in locally estimated quality of service (e.g., % change in total habitat area, etc)


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> use these to aggregate across regions and to larger scales.


this process would identify opport
unities for leverage as well as local trade
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offs, in site
-
specific
ways that could still be aggregated to larger scales or across systems. we still need to talk about
how the valuation parts work, locally and at larger scales.



Examples on next page…


NOAA

Agency Action: Conserving / restoring coastal habitats to mitigate flood risk

1.

ES: mitigation of flood risk (although there are co
-
benefits, joint production)

Local measures:

a.

width of coastal habitat

b.

avoided damages

c.

social vulnerability (e.g. #
households protected by vulnerability class)


used for
prioritizing and valuation

2.

Joint Production ES: Fish nurseries

Local measures:

a.

Area/quality

b.

Young of the year (modeled)

3.

Joint Production ES: C storage and sequestration (i.e. climate regulation)

Loc
al measures:


USFS

Agency Action: Restoration of streams

1.

ES: Recreational fishing, cultural, subsistence fishing, commercial fishing, indicator of integrity

Local measures:

a.

Viable Salmon habitat (or other salmonids)

b.

# of Salmon returns

**This
metric needs to be refined for extinction risk and hatchery vs. wild**

2.

Joint production ES: Other recreation, wildlife viewing

3.

Joint production ES: Water quality

4.

Joint production ES: Ecological integrity (terrestrial landscape process)

5.

Join
t production ES: Flood risk mitigation

6.

Joint production ES: Nutrient cycling

Agency Action: Land use / timber management in watershed



Change in timber harvest



Change in sediment loads